Take-home #1 from the Asian Games? Kosuke Hagino is the real-deal. What he does next, though, is still in question.
Kosuke Hagino won one of the premier races of day 1, besting Sun Yang and Park Tae-hwan to take home gold in the 200 freestyle.
Michael Phelps makes his return to international competition in Australia this week. Get the scoop on what to watch for at the Pan Pacific Championships here.
2014 Pan Pacific Championships Preview – Watanabe leads women’s breaststrokes with Americans, Aussies in tow
Japan’s Kanako Watanabe is among the top seeds in both women’s breaststrokes, leading very strong Japanese delegations in both.
The Japanese stars are on-fire this week at the 2014 Japan Open.
The Japan Open will kick off this Thursday in Tatsumi, Japan, and the home country has shown up in full-force, according to the start lists, which include Olympic bronze medalist Kosuke Hagino.
Japan’s Satomi Suzuki Broke the Natioanl Record in the 50 breaststroke on Friday.
Kosuke Kitajima (above) had a good reaction to his month spent training with Dave Salo, and Kosuke Hagino was back in the pool after a dominating Japanese Championships performance. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
A 12-year old breaststroker has taken Japanese swimming by storm. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
In what was a slow day overall to kick of Japan’s four-day National Championship, Kosuke Hagino mutulated his own Asian continental record. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Franklin, Soni, Vollmer and Schmitt finish the meet off for the American women with speed
Sun Yang hammered the World Record in the men’s 1500 free (Photo Courtesy: US Presswire)
An unbelievably fast final in the 200 breast was just one of the thrilling races in London on Thursday night.
Tyler Clary Celebrates his upset victory in the men’s 200 backstroke. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Rebecca Soni defended her Olympic Title in the 200 Breaststroke